2nd Lt. Harry William Hollidge, Essex Regt

1895 Aug 7.Born Islington, London

1901 census at 87, Highgate Hill, Islington

1911 census at Newlyn Plymyard Avenue Bromborough

1915 Apr 19. Embodied Hon Artillery Coy. Service record on Ancestry.

1916 Jul 20. Landed France. Posted no6 Entrenching Battalion

1916 Nov 18. Posted HAC "C" Coy

1918 Feb 20. Promoted Cpl.

1918 Aug 23. Posted back UK.

1919 Mar 16 Commissioned 2nd Lt. A Promotion on discharge.

1921 Jan 3. Joined ADRIC with service no 1424. Posted to K Coy

1921 Mar 13 Posted to O Coy

1922 Jan 16. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Feb 25. Leaves UK for Cartagena, Colombia. He is a Clerk

1923 Mar 11. Arrives UK from Santa Marta, Colombia. He is a cashier, and lives in England (Lodge Farm, Upper Dovercourt)

1932 Dec 19. Arrives UK from South Africa. He is a Railway Assistant Traffic Superintendent, living in Portuguese East Africa.

1939 Register He is living at 223 Jersey Road , Heston and Isleworth M.B., Middlesex,. He is an assistant traffic manager for an African Railway

1948 Jan 22. Leaves UK for Sydney, Aus. His job is "Transport", travels alone and 1st class.

1949 - 1963 on electoral rolls in Queensland. A Farmer

1967 Jun 22. Died Australia

He appears never to have married

.He departed London on 22 January 1948 bound for Sydney, Australia on board the "Strathaird". Harry had moved to the Sunshine Coast by 1958. He died in 1967 and is buried in the Woombye cemetery. Harry is not included in the Adopt a Digger database as he falls outside our criteria of living in the district before 1925. He is included in this gallery as he has lived in the district later in his life and is buried in a Sunshine Coast cemetery. Importantly, as a WW1 digger he still deserves to be recognised and commemorated by our project.

 

ADRIC